From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers: A Conversation with Judge Albie Sachs and The Honorable Irwin Cotler
Join us for a thought-provoking and intimate conversation with two remarkable human rights leaders as they discuss their time with Nelson Mandela and the work still left to do in combatting hatred, racism, and antisemitism today.
Judge Albert “Albie” Louis Sachs
In the 1980s, Sachs helped to draft the African National Congress’ Code of Conduct and worked to prepare a new democratic constitution for South Africa. He later became a member of the National Executive of the ANC and a member of the Constitutional Committee of South Africa, taking part in democratic negotiations and eventually being appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve in the Constitutional Court.
The Honorable Irwin Cotler
In 2020, Cotler was appointed Canada’s first Special Envoy On Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism. Cotler is the founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, an Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and an international human rights lawyer.
The conversation will be moderated by Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and Executive Director of Injustice Watch.
1.50 Illinois MCLE general credit hours; Professional Responsibility Credits Pending
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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa). Tour management services provided by Lord Cultural Resources.
International Tour Supporters:
Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Bluhm Legal Clinic – Center on Wrongful Convictions; Chicago Cultural Alliance; Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore; Heartland Alliance; Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA); Niebuhr Center at Elmhurst University; The Peace Exchange Program of Holy Family Ministries; Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute and Network